Baseball Defeats #3 Emory, 5-3

Baseball Defeats #3 Emory, 5-3

By MacKenzie Tuttle for Berryvikings.com 

ATLANTA – Six players had hits as the Berry College baseball team upended third-ranked Emory University, 5-3, on Tuesday afternoon. 

The win improved the Vikings to a perfect 7-0 on the season. The Eagles dropped to 3-2.

Jacob Delk homered in the top of the second inning to put the Vikings on the board, 1-0. A Slade Dale single in the third brought home Devin Post and moved the score to 2-0 before the Eagles crossed home plate. 

Emory answered in the third with a double from Brian Hernandez to bring home Dylan Eisner. Berry remained ahead, 2-1.

Neither team scored again until the sixth inning. BC then added two runs in two consecutive innings to push the score to 4-1. 

A five-hit Emory comeback in the bottom of the seventh made the game a one-run (4-3) contest. 

An unearned run for BC in the ninth proved too much for Emory to overcome, and the Vikes clinched the 5-3 victory. 

Dale, Ben Jernigan, Delk and Greg Keel each added RBIs in the win. 

Jernigan (1-0) also earned the win on the mound for the Vikes, pitching six complete innings. Jernigan scatterd eight hits and one earned run in the outing. John Melson earned the Viking save. He pitched the final two innings for Berry and allowed no runs. 

Eisner led the Emory offense, batting 3-for-4 on the afternoon. Eisner added a double and a walk in the loss. 

Berry will host Fontbonne in their next three-game series at home beginning on Friday, Feb. 19. First pitch is set for 2 p.m. at William R. Bowdoin Field.